The UK government released an report by Sir John Chilcot devoted to the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War. Blair has been criticized for the United Kingdom’s involvement in the conflict that stretched through 2011. The campaign to topple then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on suspicion that he had weapons of mass destruction killed 179 British soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, many of them civilians.
A former Secretary of Australia’s defense department Paul Barrat said that the country need its own Chilcot inquiry, local media reported Thursday.
The Chilcot report on United Kingdom’s role in the 2003 Iraq war, which comes on the heels of the country’s decision to exit the European Union, or Brexit, made it unlikely that London would follow the United States into new wars, historian and a leading US military tactician Col. Douglas Macgregor told Sputnik.
The Chilcot report on UK's role in the Iraq war has confirmed what a play "Stuff Happens" by Sir David Hare claimed back in 2004. It returned to the National Theatre for one day to mark the publication of the report.
The Chilcot report is a blow to the political influence of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and makes it less likely that his successors will follow the United States into wars, retired UK Foreign Office diplomat Jonathan Clarke told Sputnik.
The US State Department will not study the report on the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War released earlier in the day, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday.
Commenting on the implications of the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Dr. Mark Ellis, the director of the London-based International Bar Association, suggested that unfortunately, while there are lessons to be learned, it will not be through the prosecution of the war's perpetrators' in an international tribunal.
A leading academic on peace studies has told Sputnik that cabinet members and senior officials should have stood up to Tony Blair in the run-up to the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, which many thought was an illegal war that has devastated the country.
The UK must pursue a "more open and more independent relationship" with the US in order to avoid repeating the errors of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.
Ex-British PM Tony Blair is giving a press conference in London following the publication of Chilcot report on the UK role in 2003 Iraq invasion.
David Cameron rejected the idea the all the failures in planning the military operation in Iraq in 2003 were also apparent in the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
Concerns about the harmful impact of an Iraq invasion on human rights have been proven right by the long-awaited Chilcot report, a prominent rights watchdog said Wednesday.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair "lied" to the UK public and parliament about the reasons over participation in a US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003, UK lawmaker Caroline Lucas said in a statement Wednesday.
Scottish First Minster Nicola Sturgeon warned Wednesday that the "damning" report into decision-making and planning prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion in which the United Kingdom took part would bring about more accusations against then Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Earlier in the day, the UK government released an report by Sir John Chilcot devoted to the UK role in the 2003 Iraq War.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that he would take full responsibility for any mistakes made during UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, after the long-awaited Chilcot Report on the country's military campaign was released.
Former UK Prime Minister is now "toxic" after he declared history would judge whether his decision to join George W Bush in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was right, against massive public opposition and fierce criticism of the aftermath which has left the Middle East country torn apart and part-occupied by Daesh, also known as ISIL.
The report into Britain's decision to go to war with the US against Saddam Hussein in 2003 has finally been published, but not after lengthy delays and controversy. Sputnik looks back at the history of the inquiry.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been heavily criticized in the Chilcot report into Britain's part in the invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, which followed mass protests against the war, which has left Iraq destabilized ever since.
On the day a report into the Iraq War chaired by Sir John Chilcot is published, the mother of an 18-year-old soldier, killed in Iraq in 2007, told Sputnik she expects "more lies."
The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's role in the 2003 Iraq War has concluded in London after seven years of delays caused by its sheer scope and wrangling over how much should be disclosed.